Working with Rotary In Nepal

When Disaster Aid International deploys in any country, we put  special effort into finding appropriate local partners to work with;  having a good local partner can make all the difference when trying our best to ensure that our solutions truly meet the requirements of those in  need and are distributed in the fairest and most…

Uses for Tent: New Birthing Facility

  The tent deployed  by Disaster Aid International has developed a strong reputation in the field.  It was designed by one of our founder  members, Larry Agee (USA),  to the highest standards in order to provide protection against a wide range of climatic conditions. It was also designed for families to have as much comfort…

Phase 2 of Stage 1 of the Deployment in Nepal

The first phase of Stage 1 of our deployment has now been completed.  123 tents and associated aid equipment, including building materials,  have been distributed to the villages previously identified.  This has been a complex deployment given the time and unpredictability involved in travel between the villages.  A further problem has been the limited amount…

It’s the People who Matter

When disaster strikes, there are the people who are affected and then there are the people who are in a position to help out – it is often easy to think that these are different groups of people.  However, any outside organisation that is in a position to provide meaningful help will be highly dependent…

First Days of the Deployment in Nepal

    We have been receiving a number of short progress reports from  the first phase of our deployment in Nepal.  They are summarised below to give our readers an insight into what it is like on the ground during the first stages of a deployment. Wednesday 13 May Dave Tuzewski,  Deployment Leader, arrived in…

Nepal Hit By Another Earthquake

Just a few hours ago (7.50 GMT),  Nepal was hit by another major earthquake;  the second within three weeks. This latest earthquake hit close to the town of Namche Bazar, near Mount Everest,  with a magnitude of 7.3. While not as large as the earthquake that struck on 25 April (7.8), it was felt as…

Nepal: Disaster Aid Training Got Real

  Disaster Aid UK & Ireland  held a training event on 24 – 26 April for 11 people who have committed to become part of our Disaster Aid Response Team (DARTS).  Training is based on real life situations and carefully designed to be both extensive and intensive. However, the original training programme was over taken…